Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has lamented that the party “is almost dormant at the grassroots level.”
He made this observation while commending the large turn out of members during the Saturday’s nationwide congress.
Tinubu said the congresses across the country were the best way to “energize the party.”
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, the APC chieftain said the peaceful exercise was an indication that the ruling party believes in the tenets of democracy.
He said the congresses were transparent, adding that things went as planned.
Tinubu said the APC through its congresses showed the world that it was a law-abiding political party.
He said, “They queue up behind whoever they want, no pre-ordained candidate. The turn-out was very impressive. The membership of the party is growing in leaps. We are open to all democrats who want to identify with us.
“This is one of the best ways to energize the party that is almost remaining dormant at the grassroots level and you could see the sense of belonging and the energy and activities of the ordinary people. It is a great joy for me.
“Until the various officials who are here to conduct the congresses write their reports, my own admonition is to continue to appeal to our party members to conduct themselves peacefully and to comply with the rule of law.”